Cornwall LivingIssue #112

Forward-thinking fashion

Bishop Phillpott celebrates a decade of bringing high-end fashion to the Cornish cathedral city of Truro.

This September sees ten years since mother-daughter team, Sharon and Katie took on Truro-based womenswear boutique, Bishop Phillpott. Over the years a lot has changed, not least surviving a global pandemic, but Bishop Phillpott are continuing to bring style to the streets of Cornwall in their own unique way.

Located on New Bridge Street, Bishop Phillpott continues to be one of the only boutiques to bring high-end designers to Cornwall, including Paul Smith, Weekend by MaxMara and Marc Cain. Along with these established designers, they scour the shows to bring fresh independent labels in store, carefully curating collections to bring joy and style to your wardrobe.

“Over the last ten years we have seen a move towards more casual dressing, and whilst we still have those extra special pieces for occasions, we have become more focused on bringing quality pieces that are versatile, making every day dressing more exciting and luxurious!” explains Katie. With brands like American Vintage for basics and knitwear in beautiful colours, Paige jeans for the perfect fit and organic cashmere from Van Kukil, plus many more independent labels, the choice in store will present something to suit everyone’s tastes.

Priding themselves on their service, Sharon, Katie and their staff are there to help you enjoy the traditional shopping experience that we’ve all been missing since Covid struck. “Covid has brought to light the fact that people love a personal and friendly service,” says Sharon. “We’ve had such lovely feedback from customers since reopening, with people really enjoying being able to see clothes in real life and enjoy good old fashioned retail therapy. It’s been a real boost to hear that people really appreciate the diversity that independents can bring to the high street.”

Bishop Phillpott is always evolving to keep up with trends and meet the expectations of its customers, as Katie explains: “Over the next year and beyond we’re looking forward to introducing some exciting new labels. There has been a move towards sustainability without compromising on style from our brands over recent years, which is something that we are continuing to pursue.”

Bishop Phillpott

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